HfL have issued the following announcement:
We are pleased to announce that Kate Beaumont, Headteacher at Manor Fields Primary School, has been elected as the new primary phase non-executive director (NED) on the HfL Board as from 1st April 2014.
Kate brings a wealth of educational experience including overseas teaching, leading on curriculum innovation projects and working closely with the Department for Education on a range of consultations.
The vacancy for primary non-executive director arose as John Grubb, Governor at Wheatcroft Primary School and current Chair of the HfL Board, announced that he would be standing down from the HfL Board as from 31st March 2014 due to other work commitments.
The HfL Board includes six elected non-executive directors; Kate will join Kim Frazer and Amanda Godfrey as the three primary phase NEDs.
Meanwhile, HfL have also had a very strong field of candidates interested in the two co-opted NED positions which have been advertised to bring new skills and expertise to the HfL Board. With nearly 40 applicants who had a strong track record of commercial and board experience, we have been very pleased with the level of interest in these voluntary positions.
The two successful candidates for the additional NEDs will be ratified by the HfL Board at their next meeting on 26th March 2014, at which the Board will also elect a new Chair to replace John Grubb.
17th March 2014